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DEA applauds huge turnout on Drug Take-Back Day

DEA applauds huge turnout on Drug Take-Back Day

ATLANTA -- Americans participating in the United States Drug Enforcement Administration's (DEA) second National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day event last weekend turned in more than 376,593 pounds of unwanted or expired medications.

This is 55 percent more than the 242,000 pounds the public brought in during last September's event.

The medications were taken to 5,361 take-back sites in all 50 states.

"The amount of prescription drugs turned in by the American public during the first two take-back events is simply staggering -- 309 tons -- and represents a clear need for a convenient way to rid homes of unwanted or expired prescription drugs," said DEA administrator Michele M. Leonhart.

Chambliss applauds Georgia's charter schools

Chambliss applauds Georgia's charter schools

ATLANTA -- United States Senator Saxby Chambliss (R-Georgia) has expressed his support for Georgia's charter schools and applauded those working to expand the charter system on behalf of children, families and communities across the state.

The week of May 2 is National Charter Schools Week.

"Georgia's excellent charter school sector continues to raise the bar for educational standards, and I applaud the Georgia Charter Schools Association for their commitment to education," said Sen. Chambliss. "Charter schools' emphasis on empowering parents with public school choice, innovation and local control provide quality alternatives for many families, and they give our students a good foundation to succeed.

Cherokee County may vote on Sunday sales

Cherokee County may vote on Sunday sales

CANTON, Ga. (AP) -- The Cherokee County Commission may put Sunday alcohol sales before county voters in November.

Commission members discussed the issue at a meeting on Tuesday, Apr. 19.

The Georgia Legislature passed a bill this session allowing cities and counties to hold referendums to sell alcohol at stores in thier jurisdictions on Sundays. Governor Nathan Deal has not yet signed the measure into law.

Cherokee Commission Chairman Buzz Ahrens says the board wants to gauge interest through a public hearing.

If the county school board holds a referendum in November as expected to renew its SPLOST, the alcohol sales issue could be placed on the same ballot, according to Ahrens.

Woodstock Mayor Donnie Henriques says the Woodstock City Council will discuss the matter at its meeting next week.

Associated Press

Woodstock Municipal Special Election - Ward 6

Tuesday, September 21, 2010 – 7 am to 7 pm


Purpose: The City of Woodstock will be holding a Municipal Special Election on September 21st, from 7 am to 7 pm for the purpose of filling the unexpired term of Council Member Ward 6, Steve Faris. The term of office for this seat will expire on December 31, 2011.

Qualifying: Potential candidates may qualify in the office of the City Clerk located at the Woodstock Annex at 12453 Hwy 92 on the following dates/times.

Monday: 8/30 – 8:30 am to 5 pm
Tuesday: 8/31– 8:00 am to 5 pm
Wednesday: 9/1 – 8:00 am to 5 pm